Airpeace denies tyre burst on landing as ‘insinuated’ says tyre punctured during taxing

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The Management of Airpeace airline has denied that one of it aircraft had a burst tyre on landing on the domestic runway of Murtala Mohammed airport on Monday 8th March, 2021.

This is coming on the heels of the statement from the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, that says, the aircraft, with 127 passengers and 6 crew members onboard en-route Lagos from Abuja had a burst tyre on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport,Lagos.

The AIB described the incident as a serious one and disclosed that it was notified and has commenced investigation into the “serious incident involving a Boeing 737-300 operated by Air Peace Airline, which occurred around 9:31pm on 8th March, 2021”.

The AirPeace Management says, “reports insinuating that our aircraft, a B737 with registration number 5N-BUQ, had a tyre burst on landing in Lagos”, is not true.

They insist that, the aircraft safely landed at the International Wing of the airport and while taxing to the Domestic Wing, had a tyre puncture which cause is yet to be ascertained.

“The incident, which occurred at about 12 minutes of taxing and very close to the Domestic Wing, was duly reported to the authorities. Passengers disembarked seamlessly and the incident is currently being investigated as statutorily required”.

“We, therefore, take exception to reports implying that the aircraft had a tyre burst on landing, as this is conveying a wrong impression about the airline to the flying public. If the tyre had burst on landing, the aircraft would not have moved 2 km from the International Wing to the Domestic Wing”.

“Air Peace is committed to providing best-in-class fight services and will relentlessly observe the highest standards of safety in its operations”.

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